Writer Jason Aaron
Art Esad Ribic w/ Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils)
and Andrew Currie and Tom Palmer (finishes)
Colorists Ive Svorcina w/ Andres Mossa & Guru eFX
Battle of the Atom Part Ten of Ten
Issue opens with the missiles raining down.
Not sure if Teen Scott is suppose to ask about Magneto as well as direct Rachel and Emma to link minds. Pretty bold of him..
Angel follows suit, wanting to let her know he loves her. Something about being the only girl at school, will do that.
Present day Beast announces, if they survive this battle, no one is allow to time travel again.
Kitty tells Future Colossus to start teleporting people. Can he do that, just because he has Magik’s soulsword?
I like seeing Kitty and Emma together again, they have great chemistry.
Turns out SHIELD has their own Sentinels, and they are protected by magic!
The first casualty is Future Beast. Young Hank is the only one to care.
Psylocke and Kitty have a nice moment. Probably their third of all time, as they barely know each other, outside of their current time on Wood’s X-Men title.
Psylocke “why do we still fight?” Kitty “not to die” it is as simple as that.
Ice Hulk fastball specials Raze at Shogo. Colossus counters by fastball specials Future Jubilee. Which is no good as a Sentinel kills her.
Xavier Jr. takes this moment to kill Colossus, via melting his brain. Makes you wonder why this isn’t his first move, every time.
Xavier Jr. looks like he was walking again, hopefully he enjoyed it as it lasted, as Magik slices his back with her soulsword. She is screaming “what have you done, little man?” Powerful stuff! Others around her are afraid she will go full darkchilde.
Storm tries to order Emma, of all people, and Emma puts her in her dumb place. Going as far as to ask her how her marriage is doing. Boy, do I like Emma!
Then we enter the Lady Xorn part of the story.
She is yelling at Wolverine and Cyclops, about how those two ruin the X-Men, and they ruin her.
Wolverine says they have to put her down, she isn’t their Jean. Cyclops is super quick to say she was never Wolverine’s Jean.
Lady Xorn corfirms Wolverine is dead in their future.
She also states the Jean we all knew, never existed as Young Jean never goes back in time, as becomes the Jean we know.
She takes Cyclops and Wolverine. Up next … The Original Five!
Great homage to Uncanny X-Men’s first cover.
Lady Xorn explodes, she is officially dead. Xavier Jr. shouts, “to me, my brotherhood” a twist on a classic line.
The only people to die are Future peeps : Beast, Jubilee, Colossus and Jean.
Jason Aaron, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Andrew Currie & Matt Milla
Magik teleported everybody back to the Jean Grey School, except the Brotherhood. So they still exist in our proper timeline. At least we know that future will never happen as Jubilee will live her life differently. Beast should too, but who knows with that guy?
Present day Iceman already has an ice beard.
Wolverine wants to keep trying to send the Original X-Men back in time. Warren does too, Young Scott tells him to shut up.
Cyclops and Wolverine do agree that SHIELD has to pay for creating their own Sentinels. But that is all they agree on.
Wolverine is mad as Cyclops killed one man, whereas Cyclops has always turned a blind eye to all the killing Logan has done. Or sanctioned it with X-Force.
Wolverine accepts the Professor title.
We now know Wolverine and the X-Men will be dealing with SHIELD.
Brian Wood, Kristopher Anka & Matt Milla
Kymera is going to stick in the present to hunt down the Brotherhood. I guess she is also going to be in the X-Men title and editorial will forget why she stayed. Until the next crossover, of course.
We get a truly lovely scene with Jubilee and Future Shogo. It is beautifully written, drawn and colored.
Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, Mark Irwin, Victor Olazaba & Matt Milla
Bachalo art! This issue has everything!
Bobby makes a joke about how Rachel came to the present, and never left.
Illyana requests that they lay Colossus to rest in Russia. Just like Kitty did with his ashes.
Future Iceman goes by Ice Master, knowing that earlier would have been nice.
I suppose this wasca teaser for Amazing X-Men, but Bachalo isn’t drawing that title. Ice Master instructs them to keep an eye on the Bamfs.
The Future X-Men are now back to the future.
Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen, Wade Von Grawbadger & Matt Milla
This section, is the game changer.
Kitty appears to have summon everyone to the quad.
Storm goes to hug Kitty, and Kitty stops her. She doesn’t need to calm down, she has an announcement to make. Storm really is being written poorly, and it has to be on purpose.
Besides Nightcrawler, being dead, I am noticing that the All New, All Different members, I am not caring for lately.
Kitty is quitting the Jean Grey School. No one wanted to listen to her, when it really mattered, and she could have fixed or avoided this whole mess.
Iceman has the nerve, the ever loving nerve, to call her out on her hypocrisy. Iceman? The guy who single handily killed thousands, only a few short months ago? Leaving hundreds more crippled and at least a million, ruin financially and homeless.
I wish Kitty had announced that not only is she leaving, but she is taking the Original Five with her.
Instead, it seems like she is leaving, then Jean states they are also leaving. Would have greater moment if it was more of a plan.
Magik and Cyclops teleport to the school.
Kitty and Illyana hug, which is wonderful.
But not as nice to see than Cyclops’ smirk. He just beat Wolverine where it matters most.
Kitty Pryde and the Original X-Men are now … Team Cyclops!
I am very happy with this. I will still be getting Uncanny and All New X-Men. Probably the next issues of X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men, to see how the fallout of Kirty being gone goes.
Rachel and Kitty is nice, but I rather see Kitty and Illyana together, especially as those two have a lot to make up.
Hopefully someone realized that Lockheed is still at the school!